Long runs were one of my favorite parts of my training programs. For nearly twenty years, I continued that Sunday tradition. Year later, when I began to return to my daily friend, the ninety minutes to two hours a day was my goal. I now walk two hours six days a week. It gives me a time to consider my day, plan my actions, and provide some moments of sanity and clarity in a world that is more and more confusing. Get in the habit, and do long runs for a life time.
Sunday, January 8, 2017: Long, relaxed run of 7-9 miles with friends. Long runs are great way to get the body moving during the holidays.
Week 20: A third week of recovery…
Tis is the first week of the new year. This is your third week of recovery. Keep this schedule this week, and we will begin a regular schedule of training next week for the spring season.
Monday : Warm up; 4-mile run with friends, 4 x 150 meters, strideouts, cool down.
Tuesday: Warm up, A fun fartlek, A minute easy, a minute hard, do that twenty times, and then, cooldown. Warm up and cooldown about ten to fifteen minutes.
Wednesday: Take a day off, or run no more than four miles, easy.
Thursday: Warm up, Holmer Fartlek. This is old school. Warm up ten minutes, then, run somewhere in fifteen minutes, and see if you can return in 14 minutes, cooldown for ten minutes.
Friday: Warm up; 4-mile run, run on a soft surface, cool down.
Saturday: Take a break, relax with friends. Enjoy the holidays.
Sunday: Long, relaxed run of 7-9 miles with friends. Long runs are great way to get the body moving during the holidays.